And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:19-23
You have to see yourself walking into the temple. Women would have been in the outer court. The priest was allowed in but even he had to be pure or face death. The curtain would literally move with a man’s breath, Yahweh was on the mercy seat.
The mercy seat is the place of forgiveness, when Jesus died, His flesh was torn, so was the curtain or veil of the temple was torn, it was four inches thick. The high priest is now Jesus and we have access to the Father through Him, and only through Him, and only through Him are we righteous or really, anything at all.
The new and life giving way is the Holy Spirit, and He stopped calling God, Father or Abba, on the cross as He had to look away. And all to save us. Now, He is our High Priest and we must look to Him, back with the Father and having given us a heavenly one.
Before, we could never have gotten in, but we can through Jesus, and we must keep that sincere and repentant heart. And we know His blood has cleansed us from sin and we do not have to keep it on our conscious. We have been washed with pure water, the water of the Word and the Spirit, a new and life giving way.
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